I’ve been curious about this gas station for years now. I don’t know why I never stopped before. Jenny’s Alphabe-Thursday for the letter G was just the motivation I needed!
This old gas station is located just a mile or so from my house. I pass it at least twice every day. I often look at it as I pass, sitting abandoned with only passing cars and trains for company. And I wonder how the scene might have been different in its era. Then I wonder WHEN was its era? Though I have only lived in this town for about 7 years, my grandparents lived here as far back as I can remember. But, I never remember stopping at this gas station.
The pumps are definitely from a bygone time. The coat of rust they wear is a testament to it. The $.49/gal is an indicator too.
Each of the pumps have a glass bulb towards the top. At first I think it is a light, but closer inspection reveals it has something to do with the actual functionality of pumping the gasoline:
After inspecting the pumps, I decided to peek into the window of the store. I’m not sure this is the original store – it certainly isn’t sporting the same rust as the pumps.
A peek inside reveals old metal desks and some awesome old office chairs. And my favorite thing… an old, forgotten, tin box of Sucrets.